Tarek El Moussa
Tarek El Moussa is the host of HGTV’s Flip or Flop with ex-wife Christina Anstead. Of Moroccan descent on his father’s side, El Moussa was born and raised in Buena Park, California, and received his real estate license at 21 years of age. He and Christina, who met through the industry and married in 2009, ran the real estate company Tarek and Christina: The El Moussa Group until their split in 2016 and share two children: daughter Taylor Reese and son Brayden James.
El Moussa filed for divorce from Anstead in 2017 after eight years of marriage, citing “irreconcilable differences.” They continue to film Flip or Flop, which premiered in 2013. That same year, El Moussa was diagnosed with thyroid cancer after an eagle-eyed viewer — who was a registered nurse — contacted HGTV with his concerns after seeing a lump on the host’s neck.
In 2019, it was announced that El Moussa would be helming a new show, Flipping 101 With Tarek El Moussa, set to premiere in early 2020. He also hosts the digital series Tarek’s Flip Side, which debuted in August 2019.